This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Join us for this fun 6-8th grade science course exploring our furry friends! Learn where domestic dogs came from, different dogs around the world, different breeds, as well as some anatomy and genetics.
All about dogs, where they came from, their relatives, why we love them, and what makes each breed good at what they do. This is a great introduction to vertebrate anatomy.
Class 1: Introduction
Class 2: Foxes: Are they dogs? Wolves and teeth.
Class 3: Coyotes, Jackals and other canids, the skull; Sporting breeds
Class 4: Hounds and skeletons
Class 5: Ears, and a quick review
Class 6: Skin, hair and fur, Terriers
Class 7: Non-sporting dogs and the muscles
Class 8: Toy breeds and The Circulatory system
Class 9: Working Dogs and digestion
Class 10: Herding dogs and the Brain
Class 11: Gestation, birth and development; designer breeds
Class 12: Coat color and name that breed game
Course Materials: Access to a dog; Any/favorite book(s) about dogs. Reading and online resources will be available on the course site.
Homework: Weekly automated quizzes for immediate feedback, memorization of bones and breeds!